My life, my story, my terms: Queer women from Alex speak out

South Africa

Interview with Yvonne Oluoch: Winner of the #IncYOUBateIT competition hosted by Making All Voices Count

Yvonne OluochYvonne Oluoch“In a continent where women form a majority of the population and half of the workforce, it is an anomaly that the percentage of women working in technology is less than 15%. Technology is one of the key factors driving Africa’s projected economic rise.

APC at the Global Voices Summit – Internet Rights in Your Backyard

Cebu, Philippines

In 2015, APC in partnership with Article 19 will be leading the project Local Actions to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR).

APC at the Global Voices Summit – Sex and the internet: Expression, activism, regulation

Cebu, Philippines

The internet has been used by many across the world to discuss taboo topics, generate thoughts and reflections on (non-heteronormative) sexuality and gender, and to circumvent traditional censorship and mainstream narratives.

Bytes for All, Pakistan: Another stab from the state on media freedoms


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Immediate reactions from the government after Peshawar tragedy also included abolishing the moratorium on death penalty.

Bytes for All, Pakistan: Proposed media regulations are draconian


State propaganda and censorship not an answer to governance failures

Islamabad, December 30, 2014: Bytes For All is alarmed by the recommendations made by Pakistani parliamentary body that seeks to impose McCarthyism-style regulations on the media and Internet, in reaction to the December 16 Peshawar school attack.

On December 24, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information

EMPOWER: Freedom of Expression is not a Threat

Kuala Lumpur

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged by the fine imposed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) against BFM radio station, over an interview with Reza Aslan in 2013.

10 tips for challenging internet-based gender-discrimination and online harassment against women and girls


If you know how to use the technology, you can avoid becoming a victim. Before speaking out, it is important to take your time to understand the way the internet works.


AWID and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition are re-launching “Our right to safety: Women human rights defenders' holistic approach to protection”

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women defenders who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

The investigation asserts that both the violence experienced by women human rights defenders, as well as the impact that such aggressions have on their li

Pakistan: Reclaiming freedom of expression to end impunity


Bytes for All, Pakistan organized a candlelight vigil in solidarity with the global IFEX End Impunity campaign, and the #TakeBackTheTech campaign.

Over 50 civil society members and passerbys gathered to express support to the torchbearers of freedom of expression in Pakistan such as journalists and human rights defende

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